I finally have a pair of these Ray-Ban Clubmaster frames (petite-version of course, as my head is unusually small for someone so smart…) that I’ve been craving for months thanks to a Bloomies gift card! Also wearing my favorite scarf which was purchased from Marshalls (much like all my scarves). In fact, my skirt and booties were also purchased via Marshalls and my sweater was a $10 vintage find! Deals on deals on deals today… You can’t beat a great price, people.
Wearing – Michael Kors skirt (old, lusting over this one), Vintage sweater (similar, under $30!), Marc New York cape (last seen here), Jessica Simpson booties (love these), Ray-Ban sunnies, Gorjana rings, Michael Kors watch, vintage bracelets
Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens
1. My version of a suit: 1984 by George Orwell t-shirt (via Out of Print clothing), Cynthia Steffe trousers, BCBG blazer, Franco Sarto heels (all old)
2. More office attire… Jay Godfrey peplum dress (in blue), vintage scarf, Linea Pelle belt (old)
3. DVF heart-print dress – what I wore on Valentine’s Day
4. Wrist candy – new Presh wrap bracelet thanks to the best mom in the world
5, 6. Blurry Spring inspiration boards that I keep by my desk
7. Buttoned up at work with Threads blouse, BCBG Blazer, and BaubleBar necklace (all old)
8. Shades of pink for Spring: LOFT trousers, H&M blouse, Elie Tahari blazer, J.Crew necklace, BCBG pumps (all old)
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I have to say that I wasn’t blown away by the collections shown at LFW for Fall 2013, but there were definitely some looks that I loved. Here is a quick round-up of some of my favorites. Tell me what you think in the comments!
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Round two of the “Wear Now, Wear Later” series (read the first post here)… I chose a pretty, floral maxi dress from Michael Kors because it’s just so hard to resist the gorgeous Spring-inspired pieces hitting the stores now (and oh, did I mention it’s only $112! Link to purchase below). So if you gave in and purchased a flirty, floral dress (or even if you have been pulling one of your own closet to just look at and long over) here are some ways to get the most mileage out of your traditionally Springy dresses/skirts.
Look 1: One styling trick I love is to layer cozy knits over your favorite flowy dresses and skirts in the cooler months. (Because the skirt is long and loose, you can also add tights or leggings and no one will know… shh, our secret). Add an ankle bootie and a modern, chic army jacket to keep the look young and fresh.
Look 2: When the weather finally warms, ditch all those extra layers and let the dress speak for itself. Strappy sandals work best under a voluminous skirt and simple gold jewelry will add the right amount of glitz.
Choosing top collections from the Fashion Week lineups is no easy task, so despite my best efforts I am sure there are designers and looks that I truly love that aren’t on the following list… Please tell me in the comments who your favorites were from NYFW. So without further ado….
3.1 Phillip Lim
This collection teaches us the true art of layering in the winter… An expert mix of colors and fabrics.
BCBG Max Azria
Love the rorschach-esque patterns, the fluid fabrics, and the leather legs.
Inspired by Russia… Siriano’s collection represents the luxe lady that I hope to someday be.
The makeup and the shoes are to die for… As always, Wu expertly blends feminine and dark elements.
Cool moss green combined to form unexpected color palettes… This collection looks effortlessly chic.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
This collection is reminiscent of the late 70s, with rich colors and the styling is absolutely perfect.
Graphic, sporty… This collection pushes the envelope, while remaining very wearable.
Perfect mix of hard and soft with a nod to military… beautifully done.
I’m a sucker for black and white everything, and it is done flawlessly here. Interesting cuts and fabrics, and can I please wear that white dress for my nonexistent wedding?
Love the fabrics and how well they are cut… Another perfect example of effortless chic.
More fashion week updates to come… Have a wonderful weekend!
Check out the”Classic Chic” Valentine’s Day look that I styled for the Keaton Row blog:
Thanks for the support, KR! For more great v-day inspired looks, check out the entire post here. And if you are looking for more personalized style advice, sign up with me on my profile. Keaton Row is currently offering style packages and shopping credit just in time for Valentine’s Day! Buy one for your sweetie or give yourself a treat!
Whatever the occasion, here are a few V-Day inspired outfits you can wear this week. Personally, I like subtlety on holidays… You won’t find me wearing jeans dotted with a heart print or a pullover with cupid plastered on the front (do they even make this?), so here are some understated ways to incorporate the love this week…
Office: Try going bold with red trousers and a ridiculously-cool tee. Adding a structured blazer pulls the look together. Luxurious touches like a gold cap-toe pump, a rich leather bag, and a menswear-inspired watch keep it classic and elegant.
Dinner Date: If you and your someone are going out to eat, opt for a classic black/white dress with just a slight nod to the heart symbol. Add statement earrings and a pop of red with your bag to make the look extra special.
Valentine’s Day Brunch: Whether you are hitting a cool brunch spot with your girlfriends or grabbing a bite with your man, a pretty lace pencil skirt gets a cool modern update when paired with a chambray and brogues. Add heart-shaped touches like diamond earrings and a patent pouch to stay on theme.
Staying In: If you are cooking dinner or lounging for V-day (because you are poor like my man and me), then all you need is just a pop of pink to spice up your usual basics. Add a stack of gold bracelets and trendy loafers to pull this classic look together.
What is your v-day plan and how will you dress for the occasion? Tell me in the comments!
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1. Layering with denim (aka my new favorite thing) 2. Ring party (you know, the cousin of the arm party)
3. Work outfit (Cynthia Steffe trousers, Lela Rose for Target top, MaxStudio Blazer, and Miu Miu pumps)
4. Play outfit (James Jeans, UO sweater, LOFT fur vest, Steve Madden booties)
5. Newsies 6. Lion King – lucky enough to see both when my Mom came to town last week!
7. New Clubmaster Ray Ban sunnies (this is my “too cool for school” face) 8. Magazine hoarder… finally updated my mood boards (stay tuned!)
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Hope you all had a great weekend!
I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready to pack away my heavy sweaters, puffy coats, and tights (aka the devil’s fashion contribution). Since that is clearly not an option for me or anyone living in the Northeast (Hello, winter storm Nemo)
, I’ve decided to start a new segment on how to wear “traditional” Spring pieces now and later
. I started with the classic
denim jacket. I showed you one way to use the denim jacket as a layering piece already (here
), but this is another option. The best way to get extra use out of lighter pieces, like a denim jacket or a floral dress or a crop-top, is to layer, layer, layer. What do you think?
P.S. Good luck with the storm and have a great weekend!